Almost a World Record Breaker
Fans of Jeff Kinney's humor and Sharon Creech's heartfelt stories will love this hilarious new series about a ten-year-old boy from a big family who dreams of making it into The Guinness Book of World Records.
Teddy Mars is determined to stand out in a world full of wonders and a house bursting with siblings. With the help of his best frien ...more
Um…it won an award? A humor book award, ev ...more
I could really identify with this book because when I was a kid, I underwent a similar quest... not so much to stand out in my family as for the glory of seeing my name eternalized in print. I spent much of my free time one year in an attempt to ...more
My daughter finished this book and immediately ran downstairs and begged me to find book two. I have wanted each of my children to find a book that would excite them to the point they want the author to write another or they want to read the next book in the series. This is that book and that author.
Here are thoughts from my daughter. "Most families have two kids, in this book there are seven. It reminds me of our family because there are more girls than boys in ...more
I would recommend this to any ten year old, with or without any younger brother, as well as adults. Finished it right away as I couldn't put it down. ...more
Teddy has a big family so he never quiet gets enough attention. To make matters worse he has a little brother named Jake, who he has nicknamed the Destructor, and he drives Teddy nuts. Teddy loves World Record Books and wants to someday break his own record. In the meantime he has taken a job feeding the pigeons that t ...more
The first time I was away from my family, really away, was when I went to Europe at fourteen. When I called my mother from Hungary and she asked how things were going, I joyfully exclaimed that it was awesome because I didn't have to buy anything for anyone else. Yes, I was in Europe and the best part of the trip was that I didn't have to share. So is the life of someone in a big family. Obviously, I found myself relating to Teddy in many ways. Alth ...more
Teddy has a large family, and the children are all very individual. Teddy's interests are Star Wars and the Guinness Book of World Records, which he eagerly peruses with his friend Lonnie. He's NOT a fan of his young brother Jake, who does disgusting things like climbing into Teddy's bed... with wet pajamas. Teddy gets a tent for his birthday and decides to move into the yard to live, and his parents, who have to look out for the interests of six children, ...more
Teddy Mars: Almost A World Record Breaker is a humorous (fart jokes, bed wetting, little brother trouble, cat boxes, world record breaking attempts) story about the daily life of a ten year old boy living in a family with 7 children, two parents and a cat. Teddy's main goal in life is to get into the World Record book - any way he can - so, many of the short, easy to read chapters focus on those attempts. Teddy is a likable character for those of ...more
Finally a book that boys will read and relate to! Teddy i ...more
This book was very amusing and will definitely appeal to kids. We feel for Teddy and his woes with his little brother and what kid wouldn't want to pitch a tent in the backyard and live there ...more
Teddy is a cute character and the chapters are q ...more
Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker by Molly B. Burnham
Teddy was trying to break a World Record, but he can't seem to break one because along comes his brother Jake. His new boss, Grumpy Pigeon Man, has Teddy take care of his pigeons. He calls Teddy...well, you will have to read the book to find out.
My favorite part of the story was when they try to break a Star Wars record.
If you like reading about Guinness World Records, you would like Teddy Mars: Almost a...more
Note: I received an ARC from the publisher. ...more